Bill JohnsonProduction Manager and Weekend Host
Bill joined WMFE in September 2008. He started his radio career at WFCS at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain Connecticut where he hosted a weekly comedy/variety show and gospel and blues programs. Bill then spent 10 years at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut, where he worked in radio operations and hosted the evening classical music. During this time he also spent two years working overnights and weekends at WTIC 1080 News in Hartford were he anchored the local newscasts, filed stories for CBS radio and prepared news stories for the morning drive.
Bill lives in Deltona and enjoys travel, motorcycling, restaurants and live music.
Recent Stories from Bill Johnson
What is dragon boating? It is twenty paddlers moving in unison, paddling together inside a long boat whose elaborate design originates in ancient China. See bunches of them race in multiple heats all day long, watch live entertainment, shop from a ton of vendors, drink at the beer garden and eat at a slew of food trucks Saturday 6 to 6 at the Dragon Boat Festival at Bill Frederick Park, 3401 South Hiawassee Road in Orlando.
On Oct. 2, the New York Times reported on California’s water crisis. In some places in the state near the Sequoia National Forest, residents’ wells have dried up. Their taps have run dry, rivers and lakes are drying up and there is no water left to shower on once-lush landscaping.
Hundreds of designer bridal gowns in a wide range of sizes, styles and designers for a fraction of their normal price, along with an assortment of bridal accessories, shoes & veils will be for sale at the MIX105.1 Pink Pop-Up Pavilion aka a giant trailer you walk through, parked at the Southern Women’s Show at the Orange County Convention Center now until Sunday, 10 to 7. The Southern Women’s Show is not free, but it’s cheap. The money raised from the gowns goes towards Brides Against Breast Cancer.
As this year’s Come Out With Pride parade wraps its bedazzled head around a commendable and monumental tenth year, we shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss what an achievement the whole event is, and what it represents. Once upon a time, there were fights about rainbow flags on downtown flagpoles, protesters screaming death wishes at parade participants, warnings of tropical storms and other natural disasters out there designed specifically for punitive treatment of same-sex couples and those who love them.
It’s looking like the University of Central Florida will get a boutique hotel and conference center sometime in the next couple of years. UCF expects to negotiate a contract for a boutique hotel with KUD International LLC, pending a protest filed against the award by a competitor. The $24.2 million dollar, six-story hotel will have 100 to 130 rooms and will be built on 4.4 acres with 15,000 square feet of conference space. Hotel amenities would include a restaurant, cocktail lounge, fitness center, pool and a water feature.
Does anyone ever ask you “How’s your honey?” If so, tonight at 7:30 you can tell them “They’re fine. They’re with me watching the Hitchcock classic film “The Birds” outside under the stars at Leu Gardens.” Tickets are cheap and the Leu is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue.